Recipes & Photos

Welcome to the Encyclopedia Popcornica,where you'll find science, history and the answers to everything you've ever wanted to know about popcorn but were too busy eating to ask.

How Does Popcorn Pop?
It's not magic. It's just food.

Watch Popcorn Pop!
Learn more about the science of why popcorn pops. Watch kernels explode in super slow motion.

The History of Popcorn
From popcorn's ancient history to the evolution of poppers, popcorn has a greater history than you might imagine.

Popcorn Tips
Here you'll find ways to best store popcorn, how to save unpopped kernels and even a refresher course in popping popcorn without a popper.

Industry Facts
How much popcorn does America eat?

Popcorn Poppers
What to look for, what to buy.

Sources and Bibliography
Great books for further popcorn study.